Jenn-Air vs. Bertazzoni Induction Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Brett Lucero  |  July 14, 2015  |  3 Min. Read

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Bertazzoni just launched their new induction range. Jenn-Air's long delayed induction range should be available soon.

Although they are both induction, these ranges could not be more different in almost every way.

We will look at the benefits of induction, both companies, and compare models.

Induction

Induction is magnetic heat. The magnets excite the molecules in your metal pan to cook your food. It is far more efficient than heating glass with the glass heating a pan, and then the pan cooks your food like electric cooking.

Induction can also boil water in under 3 minutes. (Read: Why is Induction Cooking Better?)

In fact, induction is faster than even a professional gas cooktop. It also emits less heat, is easier to vent and is the most child safe. 

Have a look at induction in action:

Let’s look at Jenn-Air, Bertazzoni and their products.

Jenn-Air

Jenn-Air is Whirlpool’s luxury brand since 2007 after years of inertia and irrelevance from their former parent, Maytag. Whirlpool has spent 300 million dollars on the Jenn-Air brand specifically in cooking. They’ve actually been manufacturing induction cooktops for several years now.  

Their induction slide-in is manufactured in their brand new range factory featuring bigger ovens and baking drawers.

Bertazzoni

Bertazzoni is a small Italian company that solely focuses on cooking appliances. They have been in business since 1882 and focused on expanding to the North American market in 2007 coinciding with their 125th anniversary.

They started with wood burning cooking stoves and now manufacture ranges, ovens, cooktops, and ventilation.

Like Jenn-Air, Bertazzoni has been manufacturing cooktops for awhile. Their new range is fashion oriented with tons of color options.

The Products

Jenn-Air JIS1450D - $3,199

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Features

  • 6.2 Cubic-Foot Oven Capacity
  • Baking Drawer
  • Soft-Close Door
  • Telescoping Glide Rack
  • 6.2 Cubic-Foot Oven Capacity
  • Glass-Touch Electronic Controls
  • Sensor Boil
  • Pan Detection
  • Performance Boost
  • 3600-Watt Power Burner
  • 4,000-Watt Broil Element
  • Sabbath Mode
  • Auto Convection Conversion
  • Aqualift(R) Self Cleaning Technology
  • 2 year warranty

Bertazzoni PRO304INSX - $4,499

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Features

  • 3.4 cubic foot oven
  • Each zone has variable low to high control and a pan detection system
  • 3,700W power burner
  • The oven features 9 cooking modes
  • Self‐Clean
  • Soft-motion door hinges prevent slams, dropping and bounce‐back.
  • Special multi‐layer glass door ensures minimal heat loss and safe outer surface temps.
  • Low temperature settings include thermostat‐controlled dehydration and fan‐only defrosting.
  • 25 1/8" depth allows range to sit flush with cabinetry, unlike other professional brands.
  • 2 year parts and labor warranty is double the industry standard.
  • Storage drawer
  • One piece, full‐width inner glass oven door allows for easy cleaning.
  • 4" stainless steel back guard included.
  • Designer colors available in the pro series.
  • 3.4 cubic foot oven

Comparison

These two brands offer vastly different products.  

Jenn Air is your typical “bigger is better” American range. The oven capacity is huge at 6.2 cubic feet. The average size of a range is about 4.4 to 4.8 cubic feet with Viking being the smallest at 4.0. Bertazzoni is 3.4 cubic feet.

New Jenn Air Induction Range Video:

 

They also add the baking drawer on the bottom which is nice for those times when you’re need extra capacity.

Bertazzoni is more geared towards a European inspired kitchen. It’s shallow, designed to sit flush with your cabinetry for that super clean look.

You also have a choice of colors instead of just stainless steel. Color is a nice addition for you to consider. Read more here. 

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Final Thoughts

The Jenn-Air slide is (or will be) the biggest and most functional in the market. However, Bertazzoni is the most fashionable.

It will not protrude from your cabinets and the colors will distinguish your kitchen from the sea of stainless steel appliances.

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Additional Resources

Get The Yale Induction Cooking Buying Guide with features, specs on all phases of induction as well as profiles of each brand. Well over 100,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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Brett Lucero

Brett Lucero has been with Yale Appliance since 2005, working in our delivery team before transitioning to the sales department. Brett enjoys spending time snowboarding, striper fishing, and golfing.

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